Thanks Colin, I suspect you do, it's really well moulded. Hardly any flash, everything seems to fit, just a couple of small sink marks that'll probably disappear under a coat of paint (but filled just in case!)Nice work Peter. I might need one of these.
Thanks Paul. Aren't they 'scooters'?Coming on strong Peter. I think I've heard these referred to as "Jeeps". A very successful aircraft. PaulE
Thanks Rick, I'll try that but need to fit the tail and the airbrakes.Peter, if you can locate where the main landing gear ride you can find the zero balance point. Then place a thin object transversely at that point and try to balance the wings an fuselage on it if it goes nose down you have enough lead. If not, you know what to do. Hope this helps. Rick H.
You could glue the drop tank to the pylon Pete then drill a small hole in the top mating face and stick a cocktail stick in to hold it with . This can be stuck into a piece of polystyrene , foam etc while being painted. Once fitted the hole will be unseen . Cheers tonyThey certainly have Lee.
Wing and tail are on, and the balance point seems to be ahead of the main wheels even without the underwing stores, so I should be OK there. The underside and all the inner surfaces, wheel wells, inside of the airbrakes, are white, so I think I'll paint all that while I'm waiting for some Mr Color Light Gull Grey to arrive from John. Canopy will go on first of course.
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There are two alternative types of bomb included in the kit - not sure what they are, so I painted them all olive green, and I'll decide later which to use.
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I'm never sure how to paint drop tanks - painting them on the plane is tricky, but they're difficult to hold when not mounted. What I'm thinking is to glue them to their mountings but not to the plane, so I can use the gluing surface of the mountings to hold them to coffee stirrers with some double-sided tape. What d'you think chaps?
View attachment 380576 Whoops! I just realised there's another bomb (27 on that sheet) that I haven't painted! Luckily I have plenty of time at the moment...
EDIT: No there isn't, it's an alternative to the centre line tank (26).
Thanks for watching,